Articulated buses, with two segments linked by an accordion-like connection, will roll in St. Louis this year.
Metro Transit will deploy the refurbished, 60 foot buses this year to address chronic overcrowding on the Grand line. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that reports that even with the buses running down Grand every 10 minutes, there isn't enough room to pick up all of the would-be passengers. The articulated buses have 14 more seats than the standard 40 foot buses.
More than $5 million in federal grants helped Metro buy 15 of the used buses.
The first of them will be on the streets by March, with the rest running by midyear.